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The Dairy Shop

5 Church Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LY, England
+44 1395 513018
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5 Church Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were after a light lunch and had our eyes on the excellent pasties - short or puff pastry but went for crab sandwiches from very fresh crab. I had white bread but there was a choice and they were bursting with crab. A little...More

Thank pb56422
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Called in twice last week for a light lunch and their soups are excellent and home made with nice rolls

Thank Henry F
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Stopped here on a cold wet day trip looking for a warming drink and comfortable shelter from the rain. We found it all here. The café is not large and I would imagine it gets very crowded in the summer months so I am happy...More

1  Thank Tyntesfield
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely cream tea in this very sweet little cafe. They were very attentive with the service and were keen to see that our children were happy. The scones were warm and crumbly and the tea was loose leaf. The best cream tea...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Being from up North, the only thing my family and myself wanted to do was have a cream tea whilst here and The Dairy Shop didn't disappoint! Home made scones (options of plain and fruit) with an extremely good portion of clotted cream and jam...More

1  Thank ALFSJO8688
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Visit Sidmouth every year with the family, always go to The Dairy Shop for their meat and veg pasties at least 3-4 times (sometimes more!) in the 2 weeks we're down, which we then take onto the beach to enjoy. Absolutely unbeatable, would 100% recommend.

Thank LeeMS1898
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived mid afternoon in Sidmouth and turned away by rude waitress in Mocha nearby. Greeted by hospitable hosts in a nice cafe serving decent good. Can recommend.

Thank David M
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending the Dairy Shop. We are grateful for your kind feedback. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Sidmouth for a week's holiday tired, stressed and in need of some food and drink. We called in at one cafe (Mocha on the seafront) and were rudely told that food stops being served at 3pm. We tried another one only to...More

Thank louiseholistic
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you found us and that it was third time lucky! We hope you had a relaxing holiday and we both look forward to seeing you again when you next return to Sidmouth.

Reviewed 8 August 2016

My husband and I stopped here for a bite to eat during our circular walk from Budleigh and our expectations were surpassed in every way. The cafe was clean and welcoming and as soon as we sat down the lovely waitress came over with a...More

Thank Penny6816
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your kind comments. We aim to provide a good service and we are pleased you appreciated this. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 25 June 2016

We called here for a cream tea and we're delighted with it. Lovely scone and good helpings of jam and cream. Best cup of tea I drank in a week.

Thank JenniferDerby
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your cream tea.

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 13
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
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Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Church Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 513018
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The Dairy Shop Sidmouth is one of those little gems that every special town has. It has developed over the years from a small deli to a fantastic atmospheric coffee shop/cafe. Providing the best coffee, hot chocolate, pasties and pies to amazing Greek platters. Eat in or take out. Clotted cream by post service. Come in and soak up the atmosphere.

PLEASE NOTE: We are closed from 1st January and re-open Monday 18th January at 10am.